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Sorrow in the Tireless Year

Part I: Interview 
38 min

Part II: Photo series
C-print, UV-printed letters on the glass
21.5 x 27 cm

Interview brochure

The project, Sorrow in the Tireless Year, consists of two parts; interviews with Korean artists based in the Vienna and Bremen sections of Austria and a photography series taken during those interviews. In the interviews, four Korean artists shared their racist experiences and the memories of their double oppression as Asian women in Austria and Germany before and after COVID-19. Indeed, they narrated why they thematized Asian female identities and Asian bodies in their artistic works. The photography series focuses on distinctive viewpoints regarding their other locations in Europe as an Asian immigrant. The photograph reveals mundane, silent, and odd daily life events during the Covid-19 lockdown. On the other hand, the written text of interviews on the glass of the picture frame offers the contrary realities Asian immigrants face in their daily lives. This photography series of immigrants is relevant everywhere in Europe, and there are plans to continue featuring these different Asian immigrant artists and their experiences in European countries.

This project is supported by thealit, the Austrian Ministry of the Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS), and Bildrecht.